Nutmeg Oil - Malaysia The Myristica Fragrans is a large tree sometimes growing 80 feet tall. It is a native to the Spice Islands. Little pale flowers precede the yellow fruit which contains the kernel that has the actual value for commerce. Dried nutmeg fruits are steam distilled to produce this oil. Aromatically Nutmeg is considered warm and spicy. The sweetness is sometimes compared to sweet marjoram. The dried husk material surrounding the seed is also distilled separately to produce Mace Essential Oil.